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Car hire La Rochelle

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Popular rental locations in La Rochelle

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in La Rochelle

Car rental offers in La Rochelle

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in La Rochelle.

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Station wagon
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Car rental companies in La Rochelle

Below are the car rental companies in La Rochelle with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Sixt

    8.9 (3482)
    From £ 36 / day
  • Avis

    8.6 (6131)
    From £ 38 / day
  • Hertz

    8.4 (7041)
    From £ 36 / day
  • Europcar

    8.2 (8351)
    From £ 32 / day
  • Rent a car

    8.2 (34)
    No rates available
  • Alamo

    8 (8935)
    No rates available
  • Budget

    8.6 (9836)
    No rates available
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.7 (4492)
    No rates available
  • Thrifty

    8.3 (5644)
    No rates available
  • Enterprise

    7.3 (2013)
    No rates available
  • Keddy By Europcar

    8.1 (3576)
    No rates available
  • Flizzr

    7.7 (313)
    From £ 45 / day
  • AVIS Car-Away

    No reviews
    No rates available

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Car rental companies in and around La Rochelle

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La Rochelle

EasyTerra Car Hire La Rochelle compares prices of car hire companies at the following locations:

45 Av. Du General De Gaulle

Location information for La Rochelle


La Rochelle is a port city in France. Its main attraction is the Old Harbor (Vieux Port), the heart of the historical city, with excellent fish restaurants. The center is surrounded by old city walls which turn into an evening promenade at night.


The city has over 75,000 inhabitants.


La Rochelle is centrally located in the west of France, on the Atlantic coast. Off the coast lies Île de Ré, protecting the harbor as a natural barrier. The island is connected with the mainland via a bridge. Boats run to the smaller Île d'Aix which isn't connected, just like the famous Fort Boyard. North of town lies Venise Verte ('Green Venice'), a swampland crisscrossed with little channels.


La Rochelle used to be a center of shipbuilding and car production, but those industries have disappeared. Fishing has remained. Although employment has increased thanks to growing tourism (there's for example a marina), unemployment is relatively high. A factory for the production of biofuel is one of the city's newest industries.


The city's airport, La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport, is situated less than 5 kilometers northwest of the center. It's easily reachable from the center by rental car via the Avenue Jean Guiton and the Avenue Raymond Poincaré. The beltway (N237) also runs along the airport. The way to the airport is clearly signposted. 

Public Transport

La Rochelle has good public bus transport. There are also buses to Île de Ré, Aytré, Plage de Châtelaillon and Port des Minimes (which can also be reached by boat). All buses leave from the central bus station on Place de Verdun. In the city itself you can rent bicycles, the so-called velos jaunes ('yellow bicycles'). From the old harbor ferries leave to islands off the coast and to Fort Boyard.

Traffic and Parking

The narrow streets in the historical center are largely a pedestrian area. You can park your rental car in one of the parking facilities around the center. On presentation of your parking ticket you can travel on the electronic shuttle to the center for free. Toll is levied for using the bridge to Île de Ré (but it's free for cyclists and pedestrians).


La Rochelle has many accommodations, with a concentration near the Vieux Port. Some are basic and affordable, but there are also luxurious hotels. There's little choice for budget tourists, except for the youth hostel (Auberge de Jeunesse) near Port des Minimes.

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    50 km/h
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    90 km/h
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The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire at this location?
  • Sixt
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Europcar
  • Rent a car
  • Alamo
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Thrifty
  • Enterprise
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Flizzr
  • AVIS Car-Away
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